Debra J. Saunders

Which doesn't make a lot of sense. If you believe their doomsday predictions, you would think they'd care more about results. Instead, the true believers laud Our Betters in Europe for signing onto the 1997 Kyoto global warming pact, while ignoring the fact that only two Western European countries (Sweden and the United Kingdom) are on track to meet their Kyoto goals.

They laud former President Bill Clinton because he said he supported Kyoto, and they bash President Bush because he rejected it. They don't care that Clinton never asked the Senate to ratify the treaty. Or that under Clinton, greenhouse gas emissions rose, contrary to the Kyoto goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 7 percent below 1990 levels by 2012.

Ten years ago, Boxer was one of 95 senators who voted in favor of a resolution that directed the Clinton administration not to sign onto any global warming treaty that exempted developing nations, or "would result in serious harm to the economy of the United States." Yet that is what Kyoto did.

Boxer was right, then. Kyoto would have damaged the U.S. economy without curbing greenhouse gases to the extent activists say is needed. Today, Democrats have abandoned all reason. They buy the worst-case scenarios and sell snake-oil economics.

The air of unreality pervades the debate.

It doesn't matter what you spew if you say you believe in global warming. You don't have to sacrifice. Fighting global warming will be easy and good for the economy. This isn't science. It's fantasy.


Debra J. Saunders


 
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